SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15
Based on 480 reviews
A mineral-based moisturiser with SPF that protects, softens and reconditions skin by helping maintain skin’s optimal hydration levels and decreasing the risk of early skin ageing.

SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15

Based on 480 reviews
A mineral-based moisturiser with SPF that protects, softens and reconditions skin by helping maintain skin’s optimal hydration levels and decreasing the risk of early skin ageing.
  • Contains a unique complex of anti-ageing peptides
  • Skin-recovering ingredients transform dry skin
  • Rich cream formula
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Skin Redness
Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15 goes above and beyond what other daytime moisturisers provide. This creamy formula replenishes dry skin for a younger-looking appearance while helping to protect from sun damage and early skin ageing. It has an abundant mix of potent antioxidants, skin-restoring ceramides, and anti-ageing peptides to visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles while adding a satin glow for skin that looks younger. Works beautifully under makeup.
What does it do?
Helps defend against signs of environmental assault and essential for restoring and improving a youthful-looking radiance. The pure mineral zinc oxide sunscreen is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. Formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin, including skin prone to rosacea and eczema.
How to use
Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.
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Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.85%, Zinc Oxide 3.12% (mineral sunscreens).
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Isononyl Isononanoate (texture-enhancing), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (apricot oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), PEG-100 Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycine Soja Sterols (emollient), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing) , Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Ceramide NG (hydration/skin replenishing), Methicone (hydration), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (cucumber extract/skin-soothing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Tribehenin (skin-restoring), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Alumina (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Aluminum Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Good value, fresh feeling.


I am 36, I have dry skin with slight redness around the T-zone and, increasingly, small wrinkles/laugh-lines around my eyes and on my forehead. I brought this product along with the Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion just before heading overseas for a stint of work to a country with much harder water than Australia—and less strong sunshine. I'm really happy with how it performed. A little goes a long way. I've used it once a day (in the morning) and the tube has lasted 3 months and 3 weeks—so, value for money. When it goes on over the AHA lotion on it leaves a little white residue, but this soon sinks in. My make-up goes on smoother over the top. The redness around my nose has reduced, though not totally disappeared. It has a not unpleasant smell, but it's not overly scented and it isn't sticky. It makes my skin feel fresh. As I haven't been in strong sun, I can't speak to its protective qualities. I reordered, and would recommend this.




Great Mineral Sunscreen


I love this sunscreen. It works well under makeup. I have sensitive skin and eyes and this does not irritate them. I use the recommended quarter of a teaspoon for face and neck, rubbing in half first and then the other half and letting it settle in for about ten minutes before applying foundation. I will definitely repurchase.




Perfect for me


I love this product. It is a bit greasy at first so I let it sit for a couple minutes before applying makeup, but after that my skin feels wonderful all day! If I need to reapply, it goes over my makeup really well too which was a great surprise. I have sensitive skin, especially around my eyes and it causes no irritation.




Excellent Daily Sun Protection


I've been using this for many years with great results!


Cape Girardeau, MO


I always come back to this....


I've used other sunscreens for more intensive periods of sun, but for daily use my dry, fair skin likes the combination of moisture recovery moisturizer followed by the moisturizer with sunscreen. Yes, it goes on a bit greasy and definitely white, but absorbs quickly leaving behind a brightening shimmer effect. my skin tone is light with a yellow undertone. Never breaks me out...

Catherine Hogue

Dallas, Texas


Great day lotion for normal-dry people


I'm on my second tube of this, so I think it is a great day moisturizer. I have normal skin that has a tendency to produce a little more sebum on my t zone in the summer, but this lotion still works for me and doesn't make me greasy. When you first apply it you may think it's greasy, but give it about a minute and it will leave you with the perfect moisture balance. I feel like this moisturizer provides a really great softening and plumpening effect to my skin and really holds in the moisture. I love it in the winter.




Skin recovery SPF 30


I have combination skin and this product is the perfect balance for my oily t-zone and dryness on the rest of my face. I also notice a significant reduction in the redness on my cheeks when I use this product. When I am left with no other choice than to use another moisturizer with SPF, the redness from my mild rosacea always reappears and I'm relieved when I can return to using this SKIN RECOVERY Lotion with SPF . Will buy this product again and again.


Ontario, Canada


A winner for skin needing moisture & 100% mineral protection


I have spent years looking for a 100% mineral based SPF that doesn't dry my skin out at the same time. This one is finally a winner. (Non-mineral SPF causes stinging and cystic acne.) It feels so nice going on and is absorbed immediately. I don't feel a greasy layer afterwards or have to do extra rubbing to get rid of a white cast. Most 100% mineral SPFs dry my skin out, so I need to gob moisturizer on underneath. I don't actually use any other moisturizer other than this one on my face each morning now. A huge bonus on top of all of the above is it not containing a tint to rub off onto clothes, so I feel okay liberally applying it to my ears and whole neck/chest. One thing to note, but that isn't a downside, is the scent. There's a very subtle, but odd, smell to the lotion. HOWEVER, it goes away as soon as the lotion is applied and doesn't linger. I don't need or want my products to be altered to have a "pleasant" scent, so this is a plus for me as well.




Better than expected


Since my regular daily moisturizer Resist Cellular Defense was discontinued, I tried this with some hesitancy. I thought there's no way I could like it as much, and I remember from trying a few samples that the formula seemed too thin and watery for my taste. Well, I am pleased to say that I've given it a chance, and I really like this stuff. I ordered a full tube and have been using it for about 3 weeks. Wow! I love the high 30spf broad spectrum protection, and I love the way this rubs in. It's not too thin or watery. It has a lovely light but substantial consistency that I find ideal for drier skin. I say give it a shot!


Talking Rock, GA


Keeps my skin moisturized and sun-safe throughout the day


I have been buying Paula's Choice for years- since Paula first began her line - and I am very loyal to all her products for one simple reason - well at least two :-) 1. Because they work! and 2. Paula and her clinical staff have done honest, trustworthy work on developing no-nonsense products that deliver what they say they will. No 'fake miracles', but good, beautiful, healthy skin and reliable products. I am almost 64 and people think I'm at least 10 years younger. Yes, good genes, but I have always taken care of my skin - and Paula's Choice is my only choice.




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